TI's global efforts to raise the ethical standards of government officials, business people and other individuals could be compromised by any ethical lapses on the part of individuals representing TI or any of its National Chapters. It is essential that everyone associated with TI or any of its National Chapters be highly sensitive to potential conflicts of interest.
For the purpose of this policy, a conflict of interest is a situation where anybody associated with TI and/ or a National Chapter of TI is confronted with choosing between the duties and demands of their position and their own private interests. As such, this policy applies, except as otherwise stated, to every person associated with Transparency International (TI), its Secretariat or any of its National Chapters as a board member, officer, resource person or staff member. The “interests of any person associated with TI” include the interests of any person with whom they have a close personal relationship, including their spouse, life partner, children, parents or siblings.
Conflicts of interest may arise from time to time in the course of such persons’ activities and decisions. They may arise in their work for the TI movement with regard to pecuniary or financial interests, or interests that impede them in their duty to act in the best interests of the TI movement.